Shortly after 1 a.m., a sinkhole opened on Second Street between Avenue A and First Avenue... nearly swallowing an SUV that had been parked on the south side of the roadway...
According to a report on the Citizen app, firefighters at the scene stated that the SUV was resting on a gas line.
As of this morning, the van had been removed... Con Ed and DEP workers have the street blocked off as repairs are underway...
Updated 12:30 p.m.
Per the Daily News:
Neighbors nearby complained that sinkhole was caused by an ongoing sewage problem. A few basements nearby the incident were flooded and still had standing water in them on Sunday morning.
“I’m telling everyone in our building not to flush their toilets because it backs up into our basement,” said John von Hartz, 87, who lives nearby and woke up to city workers trying to access the sewage line in his basement.
There wasn't any immediate cause for the sinkhole, per the DEP.
Thank you to our friends at Il Posto Accanto for the top photo!